To work like a dog means to work very hard.
- To work extremely hard.
- To work day and night; overtime.
1. You’ve got to invest in stocks when the time is ripe and that means now!
2. I’m waiting until the time is ripe to tell my parents about wrecking their car.
3. I’ll tell my mom about my plan to move to New York when the time is ripe.
4. Since the time is ripe, I thought I’d tell my boss for a raise.
bear down, cram, do double duty, elucubrate, grind, lucubrate, overwork, study, sweat and slave, toil away, work day and night, work late, work overtime